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Urinary corticosterone responses to capture and toe-clipping in the cane toad (Rhinella marina) indicate that toe-clipping is a stressor for amphibians.
Toe-clipping, the removal of one or more toes, is a common method used to individually mark free-living animals. Whilst this method is widely used in studies of amphibians, the appropriateness of theExpand
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Urinary corticosterone metabolites and chytridiomycosis disease prevalence in a free-living population of male Stony Creek frogs (Litoria wilcoxii).
The emerging amphibian disease chytridiomycosis, which is caused by the fungal pathogen (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Bd), has caused mass mortalities of native amphibian populations globally.Expand
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The Neuro-Hormonal Control of Rapid Dynamic Skin Colour Change in an Amphibian during Amplexus
Sexual signalling using dynamic skin colouration is a key feature in some vertebrates; however, it is rarely studied in amphibians. Consequently, little is known about the hormonal basis of thisExpand
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Pigment cell distribution in a rapid colour changing amphibian (Litoria wilcoxii)
Rapid skin colour changes in amphibians and other colour changing animals are possible due to different distributions of pigment cells (chromatophores) and the movement of pigment within them.Expand
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The effect of stress and stress hormones on dynamic colour-change in a sexually dichromatic Australian frog.
Rapid colour changes in vertebrates have fascinated biologists for centuries, herein we demonstrate dynamic colour change in an anuran amphibian, the stony creek frog (Litoria wilcoxii), which turnsExpand
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Rapid dynamic colour change is an intrasexual signal in a lek breeding frog (Litoria wilcoxii)
Bright colouration appearing in one sex only can be driven by components of sexual selection including female choice, male competition or mate recognition. Male Litoria wilcoxii undergo rapid colourExpand
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Does physiological response to disease incur cost to reproductive ecology in a sexually dichromatic amphibian species?
It is well known that the disease chytridiomycosis, caused by the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) has contributed to amphibian declines worldwide. The impact of Bd varies, withExpand
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Behavioural Ecology, Reproductive Biology and Colour Change Physiology in the Stony Creek Frog (Litoria wilcoxii)
Many animals possess the remarkable ability to change their skin colour. Colour change can have several potential functions, including communication, thermoregulation and camouflage. However, whileExpand